Björk Provides Explanation for Album Delay
Björk announced earlier this month that the release of her forthcoming eighth studio album, Biophilia, would be pushed back from Sept. 27 to Oct. 11, yet no reason was given. Yesterday, however, Björk herself released an explanation.
Biophilia has been promoted as not merely an album but a multimedia experience, including live footage, Internet goodies and, most significantly, integration with the iPad: Each of the album’s 10 tracks will have a corresponding “app” that explores the track’s theme in depth and includes supplemental material like the song’s compositional score and a game. All 10 apps will be part of a larger app for the album. Björk even partially recorded the music on an iPad.
In her cryptic, capitalization-less post, the perpetually otherworldly Icelandic singer divulged that she felt that, while the finalized app version of Biophilia suited the app world well, it was missing something for the CD format, and she went on to describe the further evolution and expansion of the music with plenty of sensual metaphors:
… i felt sonically it fitted that underworld of apps and virtual reality like a glove , kinda acoustic and clean with a slick dark sub but somehow the cd needed more blood and muscles , oxygen and stuff …
… i played biophilia for few weeks in manchester and some of the songs grew while playing them live and i decided to add some of this into the album , i ended up even using a live recording of one of the songs on the album . …
… i am really happy i did this , seems like biophilia the album has a body
She also stated she enlisted the help of a select few music industry friends and collaborators who helped with beatmaking, sculpting and mastering.
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